Dynamic analysis of Hybrid III 3-year-old child dummy in frontal collisions

Elmarakbi, Ahmed, Krznaric, Vid, Sennah, Khaled, Altenhof, William and Chapman, Michael (2011) Dynamic analysis of Hybrid III 3-year-old child dummy in frontal collisions. International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 5 (3). pp. 232-270. ISSN 1479-3105

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVS.2011.042854


This paper focuses on minimising child injuries experienced during frontal vehicle-to-pole collisions by improving on the safety and energy absorption of existing traffic pole structures. A Finite Element (FE) computer model, using LS-DYNA software, is used to simulate crash events to determine the influence of pole structural and material characteristics on the injury parameters of a 3-year-old child dummy occupant. It is concluded that the anchored base support and the embedded pole in soil systems provide desirable crashworthy results. In addition, it is recommended to mandate traffic protection devices in all areas with poor energy-absorbing characteristics that resemble non-deformable objects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 15:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37333

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